Student Culture & Diversity:
I would say while most people would probably state they support same sex marriage, it doesn't necessarily transfer to them being affirming of people of various sexual orientations and gender identities. I heard a lot of people use gay as an insult or make jokes about being gay and use the f slur while I was there. A lot of people make assumptions about other people's genders based on their appearance and often say things that perpetuate cisnormativity, heteronormativity, and gender norms. And while the school has a huge population of Asian descent, particularly from east and south Asia, that doesn't mean students aren't racist toward people of other ethnicities. I remember a few years back there was a scandal because someone had made fun of a Jewish student's last name by changing their name in the yearbook. There were few black and Latinx students at the school. I felt that many students were opposed to affirmative action since they were only thinking about their chances to get into, say, the UCs, and not how it could help others, even fellow Asians who are underrepresented and disadvantaged in education and workplace. Also, some people were very dismissive of antiblackness and other oppressions that people experience, and didn't seem very aware of their own privileges.